Soil contamination is recognized as a significant environmental and public health concern. This state-of-the-art report features critical evaluations of 16 environmental fate and risk assessment models/approaches for dealing with contaminated soils. The evaluations were conducted by the Council for the Health and Environmental Safety of Soils (CHESS), a select board of highly-respected scientists from the federal government, state departments of public health and environmental protection, the private sector (including industry and environmental organizations), and academia. Each chapter provides a description of a model/approach with references to direct readers to more detailed information. The evaluations of each model/approach discuss the basis of the methodology in science, its applicability, its ability to address multiple environmental media, data input requirements, and general strengths and weaknesses.
Risk Assessment and Environmental Fate Methodologies is a critical reference guide for groundwater and hazardous waste cleanup professionals, regulators, oil company officials, consultants, and libraries.
Aid for Evaluation of the Redevelopment of Industrial Sites (AERIS). Seasonal Soil Compartmental Model (SESOIL). Personal Computer Version of the Graphical Exposure Modeling System (PCGEMS); Seasonal Soil (SESOIL) Model. California Site Mitigation Decision Tree Manual. Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) Field Manual. GEOTOX-A Multimedia Compartment Model. Hawley: Assessment of Health Risk from Exposure to Contaminated Soil. New Jersey's Soil Cleanup Criteria for Selected Petroleum Products. Draft Interim Guidance for Disposal Site Risk Characterization in Support of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. MYGRT: An IBM Personal Computer Code for Simulating Solute Migration in Groundwater. Pesticide Root Zone Model (PRZM). POSSM (PCB On-Site Spill Approach). Preliminary Pollutant Limit Value Approach (PPLV). User's Manual for Risk Assessment/Fate and Transport (RAFT) Modeling System. Risk Assessment-Overview of Microcomputer Software to Facilitate Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites. Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund Volume I-Human Health Evaluation Manual (Part A)-Interim Final. Appendix. References. Bibliography.